Sports and Vegan Athletes [Infographic]

From trendy plant-based food festivals to ‘free-from’ supermarket aisles, veganism has rapidly gone from a fringe movement to a national phenomenon. The proven health benefits are so strong that even high profile sports stars like Venus Williams and Lewis Hamilton are turning to veganism to aid their performance, and their actions only aid the growing conversation around veganism within sports.

Find out which sports have the highest number of vegans and take a look back (over the last four decades) to see who in the sporting world took up a plant-based diet first and which athletes are doing so now.
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9 Powerful Nutrients that help you get a good night’s Sleep [Infographic]

What the heck happened? It is another Tuesday night and you are again rolling in your bed trying get some sleep. You have your earbuds in and your sleep mask on, so why do you still have problems with falling asleep?

What if I told you that you can get rid of these horrible insomnia nights? The solution is adding simple food products to your diet to ensure you get the right sleep improving nutrients.

A mistake a lot of people make is consuming stimulants after 14:00. An Example of a stimulant would be caffeine. So, imagine this you are at work and thinking of getting that dark chocolate or another coffee.

It is just a small snack/drink, right? Yes, but it also has a great impact on your sleep since caffeine takes a while to wear of. People tend to underestimate how much of an influence a cup of coffee at 15:00 can have on your sleep.

But enough about avoiding consumables before bedtime. As said before Eating the right foods can have a big positive impact on you sleep quality. If you are interested then keep on reading because you are about to discover the holy grail of sleep enriching foods.

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Benefits of Probiotics [Infographic]

Fermented products, such as kefir and miso, have been used therapeutically for 10,000 years or more. In the early 1900s, Russian scientist Elie Metchnikoff theorized friendly bacteria in yogurt enhanced physical and mental health and prevented aging.

As scientists have further uncovered the role of the human microbiome in health, and the development of various diseases in the past few decades, probiotics have become a hot health trend once again. Not all probiotics are created equally. There are many different strains of beneficial bacteria and yeasts, and they’re not universally effective for all conditions. Find out which popular claims about probiotics are supported by evidence, and discover how to find the best probiotic supplement for your needs.

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Types of Pasta [Infographic]

Famously, one of the most simple and most delicious ingredients to cook with is pasta. Pasta is versatile, relatively quick to boil and works with a variety of flavors. There are over 300 kinds of pastas, varying in length, thickness, shape, and cut. Pasta shapes are specifically designed to hold sauce in the best way possible. For example, a spaghetti is most commonly paired with a marinara sauce, while pappardelle is best with a bolognese.

In addition to the shape, pasta is also classified as dry or fresh. Dry pasta is firm and goes best with robust sauces, but fresh pasta is delicate and should be paired with light sauces. Another way to categorize pastas is by their length. There are two types: long form pasta and short form pasta. Ribbon pasta is a form of long form pasta, and tubular, shaped, and stuffed pastas are types of short form pasta.

They are each served best with different kinds of ingredients. Before you get your flash cards out to begin memorizing pasta 101, Personal Creations has created an infographic on the different kinds of pasta, the sauces they should be cooked with, and their cook times. If you like cooking with pasta, keep this list on hand and you’ll be a master at it in no time!

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The Ultimate Herbs & Spice Guide [Infographic]

A guaranteed way to add buckets of flavour to your food, a knowledge of herbs and spices is essential for chefs of all levels. This guide is a handy resource which breaks down the best flavour combinations for the most commonly used herbs and spices and provides practical cooking tips to ensure that all your meals pack a punch. The infographic below also outlines the incredible and somewhat surprising health benefits of herbs and spices which can play a key role in fending off high cholesterol, high blood pressure and even cancer!

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